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Personal Information

Full NameBalapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis
BornJanuary 15, 1983 Colombo
Age38 Years, 9 Months, 10 Days
National SideSri Lanka
Batting StyleLeft Handed
BowlingLeg break
SportCricket

Ranking

TestODIT20
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Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL
-1000

Career Information

Teams PlayedSri Lanka, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Central Province, Dhaka Division, Derbyshire, Kandurata, Sri Lanka Emerging, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Academy, Sri Lankan Invitation XI, Sri Lanka Schools, Sinhalese Sports Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Young Sri Lanka, Delhi Capitals, Sri Lanka Under-19, Sydney Sixers, Chattogram Challengers, Combined Provinces, Sylhet Thunder, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Uthura Yellows, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Kalabagan Cricket Academy, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Yaal Blazers, Barisal Bulls, Colombo, Kandy, Kandy Crusaders, Jaffna District, Dambulla, Stellenbosch Kings, Boost Defenders, Tshwane Spartans
Career Span

Balapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAVGS/RCTSTDucksR/O
ODI
58441063672 v IND01481318.7082.70130
World Cup
5513218 v SA00218.0044.4430
T20I
2215420743* v ZIM0018618.81118.9670
IPL
3302312 v CSK00007.6685.1820
CL
2101010 v COB000010.0090.90--

Bowling Performance

IOMRWBest3s5sAVGE/RS/RMtc
ODI
4923421204283/15 v NZ2043.005.1450.14
World Cup
516.108822/5 v NZ0044.005.4448.50
T20I
14350249123/24 v ZIM1020.757.1117.50
IPL
2503611/16 v SRH0036.007.2030.00
CL
2804564/27 v COB007.505.628.00

Balapuwaduge Manukulasuriya Amith Jeevan Mendis Profile

An all-rounder with an impressive track record, it’s a mystery as to why the Colombo-born Jeevan Mendis has remained elusive for so long. Backed by a brother and father who were incidentally cricketers, Mendis enjoyed a flourishing career at school level before taking his performances one notch higher in the Under-17 Asia Cup and in the 2002 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand.

Debuting for the Sinhalese Sports Club in 2000-01, the southpaw played a few memorable knocks which also included a cracking unbeaten 152 in the 2003-04 season but the club’s ignorance towards his bowling talents finally forced him to join the Tamil Union Cricket Club in 2008-09 season. Straight away, the move paid off as he picked 22 first-class wickets that season and finished off 2009-10 with 35 scalps. His success in major part was due to his strange grip which bamboozled batsman into differentiating between the natural leg spinner and googly; he was also quite successful with the bat during this period.

Jeevan made his first ODI appearance against Zimbabwe in 2010 and on debut, picked up two wickets. A compact batsman and an outstanding fielder, Mendis has all the ingredients to be a regular in the Sri Lankan side. He represented Sydney Sixers in the 2012 Big Bash League, and the following year was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for IPL 6.